Community Prayer Event continues with tradition

Millions will assemble on Thursday at thousands of National Day of Prayer events across America including local citizens invited to a Community Prayer Event being held at 6 p.m on the Diamond in downtown St. Marys.The St. Marys Area Ministerial Association is hosting the event which has been held annually for the past several years and has become a tradition in the area. Clergy from a variety of local congregations including Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist Episcopal and Baptist churches will be in attendance. "The goal is to unite together with other citizens and focus on God," said Rev. Scott Wiest, Sr., pastor of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. "This is a very important annual event for the community to connect with God, one another and others around the country."This year's service, which typically lasts 45 minutes, will feature a slightly different format as in past years.